Foreigners upset regional security, Iran tells UAE

Amirabdollahian and his Emirati counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, discussed a range of bilateral, regional and international issues in a telephone conversation on Saturday.

Underscoring the priority Iran places on neighbors in its foreign policy agenda, Amirabdollahian said more frequent meetings and consultations between Iranian and Emirati officials would pave the way for the expansion of relations.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran supports security protection and progress for neighbors and the region, and believes that foreign interference and presence disrupts regional security,” the senior Iranian diplomat noted.

He also denounced the presence of the Zionist regime in the region as a cause of instability, insecurity, terror and acts of sabotage throughout the region.

For his part, the Foreign Minister of the Emirate stressed the common interests of the two countries, welcoming regular consultations between the authorities of the two nations.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed also assured Amirabdollahian that the UAE will not allow any party to use its soil for destructive measures against neighboring countries and will always care about the safety of its neighbours.

The two foreign ministers also discussed the latest developments in the Vienna negotiations on the relaunch of the JCPOA and the lifting of sanctions against Iran.

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